Design drawing by Sir Alec Issigonis, (1906–88): Turkish-born British car designer. His most famous designs were the Morris Minor (1948) and the Mini (1959).
1959 Morris Mini Minor. Introduced in April 1959. 4-speed manual gearbox. 848cc engine.
1959 Morris Mini-Minor. Introduced in April 1959. 1 of 3 models for the year. 4-speed manual gearbox. 848cc engine. 10 ft long, 4 ft 7 in wide. 4 seats.
Speedwell blue 1959 Austin Mini Se7en , one of the 100 or so 59 Minis believed to still be around . (note twin carbs) . Now owned by Quentin Wilson . 4-speed manual gearbox. 848cc engine.
1960 Austin Se7en. Austins could be distinguished from their Morris cousins by the 'crinkle' grille.
Evolution of Mini Cooper.